Driving in eco mode can reduce fuel consumption and is good for both the environment and your wallet. In practice, however, it often causes frustration among drivers, causing them to quickly switch off the function. The mode prevents drivers from accelerating when they really need to, for example when entering a motorway. Together with Renault, Delft robot engineers developed the Proactive Eco Mode, a new system that enables drivers to reach the desired speed faster, based on predictions of the future, while maintaining the eco fuel benefits. They have successfully demonstrated the system on French roads.
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